Northeast

Robotic frost protection in orchards pursued at Penn State

A system that helps tree-fruit growers avoid frost damage to their crops by using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ground-based robots, could be on the horizon, thanks to Penn State University researchers, supported by funding... more »

Paul Wafler’s innovations saluted by the industry

New generations of the Wafler family are making a family tradition of innovation by customizing equipment and even improving the tree structures in their west New York orchards. Paul Wafler, a second-generation owner of Wafler... more »

Disease conditions favorable for fruit trees in Pennsylvania

Cedar apple rust galls are maturing and will be active during wetting events. Conditions will also favor brown rot infections in open stone fruit blossoms. Fungicide applications are encouraged prior to the wetting event. Well,... more »

Establishing blueberries – plan now for a 2020 planting

There has been an increase in interest in growing blueberries in Delaware and we have had several new plantings in Delaware in recent years. Blueberries are very specific in the type of soil conditions in... more »

Cornell seminar summarizes 50 years of breeding Geneva rootstocks

Gennaro Fazio,of the USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Resources Unit on April 8 gave a Horticulture Section seminar, 50 years of breeding the Geneva series of apple rootstocks. more »

Get prepared; start your own on-farm produce safety plan

Early spring can provide a great opportunity to begin preparations for the growing season ahead. With seed ordering, equipment repair, production planning and everything else farms have to do to prepare for the upcoming growing season,... more »

NYAA’s Cynthia Haskins presents keynote at NYSAND conference

New York Apple Association (NYAA) President Cynthia Haskins delivered a keynote address to more than 350 members of the New York State Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (NYSAND) at their annual meeting and conference April... more »

Cornell/USDA rootstock program reimagines how apples are grown

Bite into an apple, and you’re tasting the fruit of scientific progress with deep roots. Apple-growing operations over the past half-century have undergone a stark transformation. Large, stately trees have given way to diminutive ones... more »


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